Founded in 1765, part of Jose de Escandon's Colony, around mission
established 16 years earlier. On banks of Rio Grande, town was
important riverboat shipping point until coming of railroads and
highways. (Rio Grande is no longer navigable.) Homes, stores and
ancient mission resemble town lifted bodily from interior of Mexico.
Producers of film "Viva Zapata" chose Roma for outdoor
- FALCON STATE RECREATION PARK - 572.6 acres on the shores
of Falcon Reservoir offer cabins, boat docks, camping, picnicking,
fishing, swimming, trailer sites with electricity, rest rooms
with showers, groceries, snack bar, and a 3,500 foot airstrip.
Located about 14 miles northwest via U.S. 83, F.M. 2098, Park
Road 46; also accessible from Zapata. Admission.
- ROMA HISTORICAL MUSEUM - Changing exhibits trace influence
of American, Spanish and Mexican cultures. Historic arts and crafts.
Open Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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